Sharon Louden’s animated drawings in Philadelphia

In the Philadelphia Inquirer, Edith Newhall writes about Sharon Louden’s installation at Gallery Joe: If you’ve seen Sharon Louden’s paintings and drawings, you’ve noticed how her transparent, pudgy, colored lines look as if they’re zipping and morphing across their all-white backgrounds like so many kids set loose on a playground, shifting from a simple stroke … read more… “Sharon Louden’s animated drawings in Philadelphia”

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Marcia Hafif: Still finding possiblities within a severely restricted practice

Edith Newhall reports in the Philadelphia Inquirer that after decades of painting monochromaticly, Marcia Hafif, now in her seventies, has added a second color. “The artist was a highly respected monochromatic painter of several decades’ standing, and her single-color abstract paintings – made with pigments she ground herself – were intended to inspire calm and … read more… “Marcia Hafif: Still finding possiblities within a severely restricted practice”

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Bruce Pollock: Nothing is what it seems

In the Philadelphia Inquirer Edith Newhall reports that Bruce Pollock’s new paintings at Fleisher/Ollman Gallery represent a two-dimensional distillation and multiplication of the sculptures he made in the early 1980s. “They employ some of the same geometry (albeit a miniaturized version) and sublime coloration as the sculptures. But you could also argue just the opposite … read more… “Bruce Pollock: Nothing is what it seems”

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Clara Fialho loves love

In the Philadelphia Inquirer Edith Newhall reports that Queens-based Clara Fialho is the latest Brazilian artist to bring vivid color back to Brazilian painting in her show this month at Bridgette Mayer in Philadelphia. “Fialho’s fanciful paintings search further back for inspiration than Beatriz Milhazes‘ mash-ups of modernism and psychedelic art or Elizabeth Jobim‘s curvy … read more… “Clara Fialho loves love”

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Anne Seidman’s oddball forms

In the Philadelphia Inquirer Edith Newhall calls Anne Seidman’s paintings acts of faith rendered in color on rag board. “Since her show here three years ago, her compositions of shapes have become less reminiscent of views of city buildings and more suggestive of close-up exteriors and interiors. (Perhaps that’s why they share an uncanny affinity … read more… “Anne Seidman’s oddball forms”

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James Nelson’s coiling, sausagey shapes

In the Philadelphia Inquirer Edith Newhall reports that the faint, lacy pencil-rendered patterns in James Nelson’s drawings of a few years ago have given way to bolder, darker, charcoal ones. “Nelson’s recent drawings from his series ‘Head of a Girl (in play),’ at Gallery Joe, also introduce obvious humor to his work. The series’ title, … read more… “James Nelson’s coiling, sausagey shapes”

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Precisionist Elsie Driggs retrospective at Michener Museum

Known primarily as a Precisionist painter, Elsie Driggs (1898-1992), in the course of her long career, also painted still life and the figure. After studying at the Art Students League and in Italy, she settled in New York City, where she enjoyed immediate success. During the 1920s Driggs became associated with the Precisionists, also known … read more… “Precisionist Elsie Driggs retrospective at Michener Museum”

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